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Sip Your Way Through Winter

25th June 2015
Anthia Koullouros

Ovvio Organic Tea, a simple and delicious antidote to feeling under the weather. Drink to vibrant and exuberant health!

NO: 30 C STRENGTH CITRUS ORGANIC TEA (restorative, rich in Vitamin C, stress, common cold)

NO: 31 MARSHMALLOW SOOTHE ORGANIC TEA (sore throat and dry cough)

NO: 24 SILK ROAD SPICE ORGANIC TEA (warming for a cold constitution, common cold)

NO: 83 WINTER OLIVE ORGANIC TEA (bolster immunity)

The GOODNESS in our Winter Teas:

CINNAMON Cinnamomum verum
Part Used: Inner bark
Actions and indications: Due to the essential oil content this herb acts as an anti-microbial. Also a carminative and anti-diarrheal to the digestive system, and blood sugar regulating. Indicated in nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, common cold, and diabetes. Warms the constitution.

Part Used: Flower and berry
Actions and indications: Elderflower is a great herb for common colds as it is anticatarrhal (reduces the formation of mucus) for the Upper respiratory tract, a diaphoretic (promotes sweating in a fever), and a laxative. Indicated for use in sinusitis, coughs and colds, influenza, fever, and catarrhal deafness.

EYEBRIGHT Euphrasia officinalis
Part Used: Aerial parts
Actions and indications: This herb is anticatarrhal (reduces the formation of mucus) for the upper respiratory tract, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and a mucous membrane tonic. Indicated for use in upper respiratory catarrh, conjunctivitis and sinusitis. Eyebright can be used topically as an eye bath/lotion for the treatment of conjunctivitis.

GINGER Zingiber officinale
Part Used: Rhizome
Actions and indications: Known for its use in nausea and vomiting associated with travel sickness, this hot herb is used in cooking all over the world. Ginger is a carminative, anti-inflammatory , analgesic (reduces pain), diaphoretic (promotes sweating during a fever), expectorant, and a metabolic stimulant. Indicated for intestinal colic, nausea, motion sickness, fever, arthritis, endometriosis and migraine headaches.

LEMON MYRTLE Backhousia citriodora
Part Used: Leaf
Actions and indications: Antiseptic, anti-viral and calmative. Common cold, influenza, bronchitis, indigestion and other irritable GIT disorders.

LEMONGRASS Cymbopogon citratus
Part Used: Aerial parts
Actions and indications: Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, relaxant, diaphoretic and antioxidant. Respiratory conditions and gastrointestinal infections. Calming to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

LICORICE Glycyrrhiza glabra
Part Used: Root
Actions and indications: Licorice is a great adaptogen and adrenal restorative. Licorice is anti-inflammatory, a urinary antiseptic, antispasmodic, helps soothe coughs, prevents the formation of ulcers in the GIT, antiviral, demulcent, and expectorant, laxative and oestrogenic. This herb is also good for sugar cravings and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Indicated for use in endocrine disorders, respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and cough, skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and acne, gastrointestinal disorders including gastritis, ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.

MARSHMALLOW Althaea officinalis
Part Used: Leaf and root
Actions and indications: Marshmallow is a demulcent herb – soothes inflamed skin surfaces and mucous membranes. Marshmallow is also a diuretic and wound healing herb that is indicated for use in irritation or inflammation of the GIT or respiratory tract, topically for wounds, boils, abscess, and ulcers, gastrointestinal ulcers and ulcerative colitis.

OLIVE LEAF Olea europaea
Part Used: Leaf
Actions and indications: Anti-oxidant, vasodilator, hypotensive, antiviral, nervine. A highly nourishing herb, indicated in convalescence, viral infections, cold and flu.

PEPPERMINT Mentha x piperita
Part Used: Leaf
Actions and indications: Peppermint is an antibacterial, antiseptic (GIT), cooling, and carminative herb. Also a diaphoretic, choleretic and cholagogue (increases the flow of bile). Peppermint helps relive spasms in the muscles, reduces the feelings of nausea and may relieve/prevent vomiting. Indicated for use for colds, intestinal colic, indigestion, flatulent dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and irritable bowel syndrome.

THYME Thymus vulgaris
Part Used: Leaves and flowering tops
Actions and indications: Antiseptic to the urinary and respiratory systems, antispasmodic to the respiratory system, antitussive (suppresses the cough reflex), astringent, antimicrobial, antiseptic to the digestive system, carminative, anthelmintic (used to expel worms) and a relaxing expectorant (Facilitates the removal of excess mucus). Thyme is a used in bronchitis, gastritis, asthma, tonsillitis as a gargle, catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract.